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October 12, 2015

EIU President Says Spring Semester Is Certain, Despite Rumors

A university spokesperson said a letter sent to campus by EIU President David Glassman is meant to quell rumors on social media that the state budget impasse might force the university in Charleston to shut down during the spring, 2016 semester.

In this Sept. 15 photo, marijuana plants with their buds covered in white crystals called trichomes, are a few weeks away from harvest in the "Flower Room" at the Ataraxia medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 12, 2015

Frustration Mounting For Medical Cannabis Board Chair

Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Chair Leslie Mendoza Temple wants more feedback from Gov. Rauner's administration after 11 conditions were rejected for treatment.  Three of them, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, were endorsed a second time by the panel last week.

A sign placed by residents in DeWitt County opposing the placing of PCB's in a landfill over the Mahomet Aquifer.
Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media
October 09, 2015

Macon County Board Approves Clinton Landfill Consent Decree

The Macon County Board is the 13th member of a 14-goverment coalition to endorse a proposed consent decree to keep PCB's and future manufactured gas plant waste out of the Clinton Landfill.

Handouts from Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger illustrating the state's bill backlog.
Hannah Meisel/Illinois Public Media
October 08, 2015

Comptroller: Illinois Just Scraping By On Bills

It's been nine months since Illinois' income tax rate dropped when a temporary tax hike rolled back on January first. And though the state is operating without a budget, Illinois is already spending over 90 percent of what it spent last year...which has already led to a cash shortage.

Illinois Sen. Kyle McCarter, R-Vandalia, argues Illinois state budget legislation while on the Senate floor during session at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Springfield.
Seth Perlman/AP
October 07, 2015

GOP Sen. McCarter To Challenge Shimkus In 15th District

Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) calls 10-term incumenbent John Shimkus a career politician who's making decisions to appeal to special interests. The Republican is challenging Shimkus in the 33-county 15th Congressional District.

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